This is an open-ended seminar in which we will explore the history, popular movements, and religious literature of the period spanning from roughly the beginning of the Fourth Century BCE through the early First Century CE. This course will include lecture, discussion, and close reading of several texts from this period, with passing references to additional primary and secondary sources, archaeological material, sociological studies, etc.
All are welcome, regardless of experience or expertise.
There is no proposed end date for this seminar. We will continue the seminar as long as there is interest.
The seminar meets weekly, every Wednesday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at:
Church of the Good Samaritan
333 NW 35th St.
Corvallis, OR 97330
The Wisdom of Solomon
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Zoroastrian history and eschatology
The Cyrus Cylinder
Flavius Josephus on Cyrus
Intertestamental Period Dynasties
Maccabean Revolt Timeline
BAS Heliodorus Stele
Heliodorus Stele Text (English)
Heliodorus Stele Text (Greek)
Divination in the Ancient Near East
Tomb of the Maccabees